Decision details

Nuffield Foundation research Project: Care leavers

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children & Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This is for approval of the grant forms to participate a 5 year Nuffield funded research project looking at the progress and life experiences of care leavers.
The funding is for a part time data person to facilitate the data sets for the research project. Year 1 was set up from year 2 active research. ( £33,750 x 4 years = 135k in total)


To approve the acceptance of the £135,00 grant funding from the Department for Education for delivery of this digital and data grant programme

Reasons for the decision:

Children and Young People’s Service were approached by the Rees Centre to become a site partner for this research focusing on care leavers and improving their outcomes. NYCC is a site partner as is Hampshire County Council, focusing on data science, Greater Manchester focusing on 0–5-year-olds health outcomes.
The grant offer from the Nuffield Foundation facilitated/managed by Oxford University, will be used to explore the benefits of an enhanced data set in respect to Care leavers, ‘The Information Use project’. This is a five-year research project concluding in 2026 (commenced October 2021). This project will require cross departmental support to deliver.

Publication date: 07/03/2023

Date of decision: 07/03/2023

Effective from: 15/03/2023

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